Ann Arbor is located in the Huron River valley and the city's buildings rise into the embracing hills. The city is the seat of Washtenaw County and the home of the University of Michigan. Two commercial districts developed here, one downtown and the other along State Street, west of the university's Central Campus. The city is the hub for an agricultural county and a major research center revolving around the university and medical center and the high-technology companies attracted to this environment. In a very real sense Ann Arbor is also a suburb of Detroit for the many employees of the Ford Motor Company residing here. Ann Arbor possesses a large collection of contemporary architecture and maintains its historic buildings with local historic district ordinances and reviews by a historic district commission.
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